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Mauricio graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in 1987. Obtained his Mexican architectural registration in 1988 and a Master of Architecture from the University of Idaho in 1992. Subsequently, he achieved his first American architectural license in 2003. Continued his formal education with a Masters of Business Administration that Louisiana State University granted in 2005 and in 2006 received his NCARB Certificate (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) and in 2016 received his Chartered Membership with the Royal Institute of British Architects.
He has participated as a speaker in conferences in America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Middle East. For the last 15 years he has simultaneously enriched his practice of architecture as member of the Design faculty at graduate and undergraduate level in Universities of the countries where he has practiced.
Professionally he has contributed to the field of architecture through his involvement with the American Institute of Architects; he is a past board member of AIA Baton Rouge, past-committee chair and co-founder of the Leadership Program for AIA Dallas, Board member of AIA Middle East as KSA Country Representative becoming in 2016 a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
As a Design faculty he has developed study abroad programs for Japan, Turkey, Cambodia, Spain, France, and Germany.
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, holds a certificate of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and Royal Institute of British Architects.
In 2009, After almost 20 years of practice in the United States he ventured internationally where he has been practicing. He has practiced in China, Nigeria, Saudí Arabia, Qatar, and Mexico. But his international exposure has gone beyond these countries.
Among his most significant projects we can mention his involvement in Arabia as a member of the QA/QC team with King Abdullah Financial District and in Mexico the recently concluded documentation as architect responsible for the Envelope of the New Mexico City International Airport.
FR-EE / F+P JV, Mexico, Project Manager - NAICM Envelope Project Manager
NAICM (Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México) New International Mexico City Airport
Project Manager/Architect in charge to manage and coordinate the production of construction documents as well as the consultants necessary to produce an architectural project.
Signed Envelope Construction Documents
MEINHARDT Group, Riyadh, KSA and Doha, Qatar, Senior Architect - Senior Project Manager, Architecture
Project Manager, Design, Client Liaison and Business Development
Rees Associates, Mexico, Mexico City, Marketing Director
Popham Walter Odusote, Lagos, NG, Director of Design / Senior Project Manager
Director of Design / Senior Project Manager
Rees Associates, Inc, Shanghai, CN, Senior Project Manager/International Business Development
Senior Project Manager/International Business Development
Rees Associates, Inc, Dallas, TX, US, Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
STBP Architects, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Studio Director
3DInternational, Houston, TX, US, Senior Associate / Project Manager
Senior Associate / Project Manager
Bani, Carville, & Brown Architects, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Architectural Intern
Somerset Homes, Liberty Lake, WA, US, Architectural Intern/Draftsman
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Business-MBA
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, MArch, Architecture
Universidad del Valle de México (UVM), Mexico City, BArch, Architecture
Translated from: http://blog.universidaduvm.mx/la-arquitectura-desde-una-perspectiva-global#.VXcLMM9_Oko
Architecture: A Global Perspective. (55 Anniversary of the UVM - University of the Valley of Mexico, Lomas Verdes Campus - Mexico City - Outstanding Alumni)
As Alumni of the School of Architecture at the UVM Lomas Verdes Campus, Mauricio Amado has been practicing architecture for almost thirty years throughout the world. His effort, talent, and dedication, have taken him to practice in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
This great adventure began in the 1980´s at the UVM, where Mauricio began to learn about design, construction, cost… “It was a taste that made me want to learn more and encourage me to get a more specialized education”
“The university teaches you to learn and your teachers teach you to love your profession”. University life, UVM, puts you in touch with professionals that practice everyday that which you want to become. This atmosphere awaken my interest and drove me to push forward, to look beyond, and it was then when I began planning my Masters degree”
The Next step was to immigrate to the United States and study a Master of Architecture at the University of Idaho, degree that was granted in 1992. Afterwards, in 2005, Mauricio obtained an MBA from Louisiana State University and practiced architecture in the US for two decades. He was involved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and focused his attention to obtain the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate.
His next move was China and then Nigeria where he was Director of Design at PWO, one of the most prestigious firms in the country. Today, and since April 2014 his role is Senior Architect with Meinhardt Arabia. A company head quartered in Singapore and offices in more than 20 countries including Saudi Arabia.
In his own words, “my job today is highly specialized and highly technical in which we apply international codes. I am quality control for a development called KAFD (King Abdullah Financial District), a project we are building consisting of 50 towers that range from 25 to 80 floors”.
More international credentials
Among the projects that make this Alumnus proud are Eden Park Library in Baton Rouge Louisiana which received awards at a local level and the design of Omega Tower in Nigeria. Further, some of his work was selected in 2012 to be showcased in several cities in the state of Texas.
In your experience, What does a professional need to be more competitive in the world arena? Mauricio mentions several requirements. Among them, having a second even a third language. He also advises an unwavered will; aside from building experience in important firms he suggests important projects.
In thought: “one has to be dedicated, consistent, love your profession; that will push you forward. There are always hurdles along the road but that is part of living. But the better prepared you are, the more tools you will have to achieve your goals”.
June 5, 2015
A traveling exhibition celebrating the work of Latino Architects and Designers in Dallas